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C&G’s Tips for Bathroom Renovation
A good bathroom renovation can really change your home, adding lightness and a modern touch to a ‘wet area’ that is critical to every household! Say goodbye to dated tiles and rusty shower screens and hello to a bright new, clean bathroom this spring. Today’s C&G blog presents you with some ideas to consider prior to your bathroom renovation, making it an easier and more enjoyable experience.
Take the time to sit down and decide what it is you’d like to get out of your bathroom renovation. Are you renovating simply because your bathroom needs a lift in the aesthetic department - or are you in need of extra storage and durable amenities for a growing family? Knowing exactly what you’re expecting from your renovations before diving into colours, design and fit-out is key to a successful make-over.
Unless you’re a seasoned renovator, we wouldn’t recommend ‘DIY-ing’. You run the risk of leaking showers and toilets, seals that aren’t waterproof and potential mould growth in the future. Hire an experienced builder who can oversee the whole project, engaging insured plumbers and electricians where necessary. Using professionals will make your bathroom renovation experience much easier – and in all probability, a design success.
Lighting impacts substantially on the way a room looks and feels - particularly bathrooms which rarely have the luxury of space. There’s no point having a lush mirror in your freshly updated bathroom if you’ve no natural light or adequate lighting – so be sure to do your research and maximise light where you can. We quite like a browse in good ol’ Beacon Lighting for some interiors inspo!
Choose a palette
Light-colored or stone tiles on walls add a luxurious brightness to bathrooms and work beautifully with darker floor tiling. A darker shade of tile underfoot will help conceal dirt, dust and hair – until your weekend clean, that is!
Renovations have a reputation for resulting in unforeseen costs and budget blow-outs. This doesn’t need to be the way, however. Set your budget in collaboration with your trades or project manager, estimating costs and leaving a little breathing space. By overestimating your costs, you won’t find your budget ruined by an additional gleaming fitting or plumbing upgrade.